Tata Marcopolo

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Tata Marcopolo Motors Ltd.
Joint venture
Industry Automotive
Founded 2008
Headquarters Dharwad, India
Products Fully built buses and coaches
Parent Tata Motors (51%)
Marcopolo S.A. (49%)
A Tata Marcopolo bus in Chandigarh, India.

Tata Marcopolo (officially Tata Marcopolo Motors Ltd.) is a bus and coach manufacturing company headquartered in Dharwad, India and a joint venture between Tata Motors and Marcopolo S.A..


The primary bus manufacturing and building unit for Tata Marcopolo (TMML) started in Lucknow, with an output of 25 buses per day. The second unit of TMML is at Dharwad, Karnataka, whose output is 70 buses per day. Currently it has doubled its production and become the largest unit in the world.


Tata Marcopolo products are being used or inducted in several Indian cities as part of the local transports fleet like Navi Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Delhi, Bangalore, Coimbatore, Mysore, Kolkata, Chennai, Lucknow, Kanpur, Chandigarh, Pune, South Kanpur, Kochi, Madurai, Hyderabad, Thane, Trivandrum, Visakhapatnam, Vijayawada and Amritsar etc. It is a low-floor bus with both air conditioned and non air conditioned variants available.


There has been some issues with reliability, and a number of buses catching fire with following news stories and reasons such as, lack of maintenance and poor roads being sited, and possible electrical shorts. Most reports are inconclusive, however it appears follow increased checking the issue may now be under control.


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